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 Lancaster III  ND554


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 09 Feb 45 Aircraft Name Lancaster III Serial Number ND554
Unit 630 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 1656 8 Feb 1945 from East Kirkby as part of the first phase attack on the oil plant. Lost without trace.
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Lancaster III ND554

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantStanley Laidler CAMERON (3031383) Lancaster III ND554  IBCC 1945-02-09630 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerRobert Baines KNIGHT (422292) Lancaster III ND554  IBCC 1945-02-09630 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantJohn LAMONT (427518) Lancaster III ND554  IBCC 1945-02-09630 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantJames MONTAGUE (1051821) Lancaster III ND554  IBCC 1945-02-09630 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantArthur Ronald NEWBY (1591945) Lancaster III ND554  IBCC 1945-02-09630 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantNorman Eric Armour SHARPE (917319) Lancaster III ND554  IBCC 1945-02-09630 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantLeon YOUNG (1591823) Lancaster III ND554  IBCC 1945-02-09630 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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